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Nov 15th 2000

Chante Moore - Exposed : LP (Laface)

Chante Moore has long been recognized as one of today's most talented RNB singers and performers. Ever since her debut set 'Precious ' in '92 (which spawned the brilliant track 'Love's taken over ') she has fine tuned her craft with each album she releases and this is very evident with her latest album 'Exposed ' (Silas/MCA).

With an array of producers ranging from veteran industry moguls Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to newcomers Tim Kelly and Bob Robinson, Exposed  serves notice as probably some of her best work yet.

The lead off single is the catchy head bopper 'Straight up (produced by Jermaine Dupri) which has all the right ingredients built with today's formula for success. Definitely radio playable. Then there's 'Take care of me ' featuring Da'brat (one of two tracks produced produced by Tim and Bob) justifying that she can get down when necessary. Next there's the emotional charged ballad 'I'm keeping you ' where Chante shows her vocal depth and comes up trumps.

Other notables include 'Go ahead with that ', 'Man, When it comes to me ', 'Better than making love ' and the next single 'Bitter '. I have always loved Chante's work and this album is not one to disappoint. A TY-D Pick no doubt





Monifah - Home: LP (Universal) 


Monifah Carter has a voice to be reckoned with and she shows it off on her latest release 'Home''. On this her 4th album for Universal she displays her range as a season female vocalist and with the like of Teddy Riley on as producer she gives us a set to be very at 'home' with. 

The lead off single is the intisive ballad 'I can tell ' telling the story of a 3 way relationship and it's going on. 'Rescue me ' is a an uptempo RNB number that features Teddy. 'Peaches and Cream ' is a sultry slow mover to get the romance started. ' The Bigger Picture ' talks about trust and my personal favourite is 'How (ya gonna love me)' starts off seductively and then picks up the pace with a funky break beat to nod your head to.

Other notables are 'Too late ', 'Free again ', 'Hard to say goodbye ', 'Home ' and 'Nana ' with Chico DeBarge.  Don't overlook this one as it could very well be one of the best albums to buy this year. A mos def Ty-D Pick.






  Full Flava - Chinese Whispers : LP (Dome)

The debut album of Full Flava called 'Chinese Whispers ' is the brainstorm of 3 of the UK's best producers and writers. Keyboard player and producer Rob Derbyshire is a  songwriter who has worked with the legendary Edwin Starr and has written songs for LuLu, Nu Colours and Westley Jones who was responsible for discovering Beverlei Knight and penning her hit single 'Moving On Up '. The other group member and producer Paul 'Solomon' Mullings has worked with reggae bands around the UK and was a guitarist in Pato Banton's band.

Chinese Whispers features some of the UK's top vocalist including Rudy Turner, Beverlei Brown and Donna Gardier (formally of Raw Stylus). The album as a whole is british soul at its best featuring the fusion of jazz, house, funk and RNB all rolled into one amazing album. The lead off single 'Betcha woudn't hurt me ' (penned by Stevie Wonder and done originally by Patti Austin and Quincy Jones) is a catchy house beat number updated rather beautifully by the guys and Donna's voice truly shines. Fiona Day's 'Fall ' was an underground hit that finally saw the light of day (thanks to the likes of Choice FM). Ruby Turner contributes to album with 3 tracks including the title track and Tee rounds off the album with 2 tracks.

A terrific album all round and definitely worth a listen to. Available on Dome Records and it can be found at fine record shops in the UK and Europe and online at various music sites (Amason, HMV, CDnow, Crazybeat, Soulbrother and so forth. A Ty-D Pick




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